Watchdog examining claims plastic waste is not being recycled but left to leak into rivers and oceans.
The scourge of plastic pollution has spread to the human gut. Researchers have found “microplastic” particles in the digestive systems of people across the globe.
Chinese ban on waste imports is significantly affecting UK councils’ ability to collect and recycle plastic.
A third of fish in the Thames Estuary and Firth of Clyde have eaten plastic, a study indicates. Nylon and polyester from clothing, wet wipes and fishing nets were the most common types of plastic.